Apple's HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke

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  • Reply 21 of 33
    Originally Posted by simtub View Post

    Apple fan here



    Instantly tuned out.

     

    I do want to say that Samsung has for many years been in the medical field too and that can't be knocked. 



     

    It can if what they’ve done is garbage.

  • Reply 22 of 33
    [QUOTE]developers may "not sell an end-user's health information collected through the HealthKit API to advertising platforms, data brokers or information resellers," and are also barred from using gathered data "for any purpose other than providing health and/or fitness services."[/QUOTE]

    Is this on the honor system?
  • Reply 23 of 33
    Of course, this is a perfect solution for owners of phones but I am a traditionalist. If for someone the bane of everyday life is heart disease and circulation problems I refer to read information on this disease and ways to her dihydroquercetin.eu
  • Reply 24 of 33
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,778member
    It is sad this potentially world changing topic gets few posts yet an unwanted by many, free U2 album thread gets swamped!
  • Reply 25 of 33
    <div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/182294/apples-healthkit-powering-ambitious-new-medical-trials-at-stanford-duke#post_2598931" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height:1.4em">Originally Posted by </span><strong style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); font-style:normal; line-height:1.4em">simtub</strong><span style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height:1.4em"> </span><a href="/t/182294/apples-healthkit-powering-ambitious-new-medical-trials-at-stanford-duke#post_2598931" style="background-color: rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height: 1.4em;"><img alt="View Post" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" /></a><div class="quote-block"><span style="line-height:1.4em">Apple fan here</span>…</div></div><p><br />Instantly tuned out.</p><div class="quote-container"> <div class="quote-block"><div><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">I do want to say that Samsung has for many years been in the medical field too and that can't be knocked. </p></div></div></div><p> </p><p>It can if what they’ve done is garbage.</p>
    In other words you haven't looked and it only takes seconds to use google/bing to check. The horrifying thing to many of the Samsung haters here will have been diagnosed and treated by medical professionals using Samsung gear! :eek:
  • Reply 26 of 33
    simtub wrote: »
    Apple fan here and looking forward to all the new iProducts and services heading our way for Health.


    I do want to say that Samsung has for many years been in the medical field too and that can't be knocked. They produce and manufacture hospital grade Ultrasound and Radiography equipment http://www.samsung.com/global/business/healthcare/ as well as having many Samsung hospitals around Asia http://www.samsunghospital.com/global/eng/main/main.do

    Whatever the competition between the two companies I think focus on this area of interest from here on is going to be a massive leap forward to benefit all mankind.

    A Samsung hospital? Sounds like a real nightmare.
  • Reply 27 of 33
    Originally Posted by singularity View Post

    In other words you haven’t looked…

     

    Right, but my assertion doesn’t require it.

  • Reply 28 of 33
    <div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/182294/apples-healthkit-powering-ambitious-new-medical-trials-at-stanford-duke#post_2599492" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height:1.4em">Originally Posted by </span><strong style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); font-style:normal; line-height:1.4em">singularity</strong><span style="background-color:rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height:1.4em"> </span><a href="/t/182294/apples-healthkit-powering-ambitious-new-medical-trials-at-stanford-duke#post_2599492" style="background-color: rgb(241, 241, 241); line-height: 1.4em;"><img alt="View Post" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" /></a><div class="quote-block">In other words you haven’t looked…</div></div><p> </p><p>Right, but my assertion doesn’t require it.</p>
    so you have no idea if what they have done is garbage or not. Your assertion is unsupported and thus garbage :p
  • Reply 29 of 33
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    Originally Posted by rob53 View Post

     

    Glad it was easy for you. My father in law is 87 and had to have extra leads inserted at the same time. He was depressed afterward and it took several weeks before he was back to full strength. Of course his doctor relented and said he could drive again after only a few days.


    Like you, here in France we drive "left-hookers" - so because the seat-belt crosses where the defibrillator is placed it's permissible here to drive "unbelted" after obtaining an official doctor's letter to show the gendarmes if you are stopped for not wearing a belt as required by law. My choice in life aged 70 is to walk every day - sold my car 4 years ago - but if I do hitch a lift I sit on the passenger side so the seat-belt is across my right chest.

  • Reply 30 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Fotoformat View Post

     

    Wondered about this myself after I had a cardiovario defibrillator inserted a couple of months ago and told the battery would need to be changed after perhaps 7 years. My operation in a French hospital was very good... 30 minutes with a local anaesthetic, so I was in and out in no time!


    Fotoformat,

     

    I'm sure there are a lot of different types of defibrillators, as you seemed to have gotten one that is different than mine.  My battery cannot be changed, as my defibrillator is sealed.  Reading the info from the defib manufacturer, then 7 years is time frame that the battery is expected to last.  But the 7 years is based upon the defib having to shock my heart every so often.  I've had mine implanted since 3/31/2014 and it has had to do nothing other than record and send info.  My defib, based upon current usage, says that at the current rate of usage, the battery life expectancy is 11.5 years.  I was in the hospital for a little over 24 hours when I had my defib implanted.  And the worst part was that I couldn't take a shower for 10 days.  (The incision was clued together, which I liked better as I don't have the "railroad" track stitching.

     

    I was wanting a defib that could be just "slipped under the skin" and not be noticeable.  But it is definitely noticeable, as it's 2 inches wide, by 2.5 inches tall, and a depth of a half inch.  There is a big bulge in the upper left side of my chest.  With the pace in the advancement of medicine, when my defib battery runs out, I don't want a new battery, but a new defib with the latest technology.  Like a WiFi hot spot, generated by my defib, that I can hook my iPad or iPhone up to!!  :-)



  • Reply 31 of 33
    Originally Posted by singularity View Post

    so you have no idea if what they have done is garbage or not.

     

    Correct; it was a catch-all under the assumption that what they did could be garbage, and taking into account the fact that most of what they do is garbage.

     

    Your assertion is unsupported and thus garbage image 


     

    As is the assertion that what they make is not garbage, thus making it garbage.

  • Reply 32 of 33

    This is great news, brilliant on Apple's part, and will likely show results before the Apple Watch is released next year. This will not only pave the way for widespread use, but also possibly allow for health insurance subsidization of relevant apple products (already, the iPad outperforms previous systems, which cost $6k, for facilitating communication for autistic patients). In the medical field there is a constant push for "Evidence Based Medicine." This is good for holding high standards, but it also creates a barrier to implementing things that are pretty much common sense, so that even simple things need to have a study before they are accepted as treatments/interventions. For instance, I can say intuitively that setting reminders to take medicine will increase compliance, but if there isn't a study showing actual numbers, this likely won't be an official recommendation. So, in summery, this is more significant than it may seem on the surface, and very shrewd of Apple.

  • Reply 33 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Royboy44 View Post

     

    I was wanting a defib that could be just "slipped under the skin" and not be noticeable.  But it is definitely noticeable, as it's 2 inches wide, by 2.5 inches tall, and a depth of a half inch.  There is a big bulge in the upper left side of my chest.  With the pace in the advancement of medicine, when my defib battery runs out, I don't want a new battery, but a new defib with the latest technology.  Like a WiFi hot spot, generated by my defib, that I can hook my iPad or iPhone up to!!  :-)


     

    Hello Roy(?) - only just seen your response more than a week after you posted it... mine looks like yours judging by the outline shape, except that my electric wire comes out of the top and curves around and down into my heart - I can tell because even the curving path of the wire is just visible. Like your's the darn thing stands out like a sore thumb... my weight is only 66 kilos (145 lbs in your money) because I'm quite active, a vegetarian and (therefore) slim with a BMI of 20.5 - a couple of local friends in the 90 to 100 kilos weight range who have had the same operation with the same gadget have their's completely hidden by extra flesh or fat. The only time I "feel" it's there is if I try to sleep on my left side... it sort of digs in to something and is uncomfortable. But, hey ho, these things keep us ticking along!  

    All the best, Ed Buziak.

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